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13th annual Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market

When: Nov. 11, 10:00AM
Where: 435 Boston Post Rd

Description

SUDBURY: SAA is a Sudbury organization which sponsors activities designed to promote the arts. Celebrate the arts and shop local at 435 Boston Post Road in the TJMaxx Plaza. 35 artists and craftspeople will offer a variety of original, one of a kind items. This year we will be featuring visiting artists as well, artists who will show for one week during the 6 week run of the Market. A wide range of talents and skills will be represented and offer unique gifts for sale at a variety of prices. Finely crafted offerings include functional and decorative pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, painting, fine woodworking, glasswork, photography, ornaments and more. November 11-December 24 (closed Thanksgiving), 10am - 6pm; Thursdays until 8pm.
 

27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

When: Nov. 23, 10:00AM
Where: Concord Museum

Description

CONCORD: Admire 34 fancifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths inspired by acclaimed works of children’s literature. Admission: During this benefit event, Concord Museum admission is $18 adults, $15 seniors & students; $10 Youth (6-17); Children $8 (3 to 5); Children (2 and under) free. Members Free. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. (Closed 11/24, 12/24 and 12/25). Walk-ins welcome. Visit www.concordmuseum.org for more information and this year’s Family Tree’s Booklist. For questions, call (978) 369-9763 x222.

Party With a Purpose

When: Nov. 30, 5:00PM
Where: The Apex Entertainment Center

Description

MARLBOROUGH/BOLTON: The Goneau Group will be giving back, as is a November tradition, to the community by helping Kits For Kids (www.kitsforkids.org) create gift bags for teenagers filled with everyday needs, ie. toiletries, scarves/gloves, and gift cards ($10-$20) to local restaurants and retailers. If you’re interested in donating, you are welcome to drop off your donation at The Goneau Group’s office, 1084 Main Street, Bolton, or place an online order using this Amazon link: https://a.co/4aEcCGU.

Art Talk Series: Merry Rockwell Christmas - Humorous and heartwarming images of people coming together for the holidays

When: Nov. 30, 7:00PM
Where: Sargent Memorial Library via Zoom

Description

BOXBOROUGH: From September to December, on the evening of every last Wednesday of the month, the Library will be hosting Jane Oneail, an educator and the founder and CEO of Culturally Curious, to do a series of art talks over Zoom.  Upcoming: December 28 - John Singer Sargent: Master with a Brush - A look at the masterful 19th-century artist and his celebrated Grand Manner portraits. Registration is required. Please visit the Event Calendar at http://boxlib.org for more information.

The Brush Art Gallery &amp; Studios' Annual Members' Exhibition

When: Dec. 1, 9:00AM
Where: 256 Market Street, Lowell

Description

LOWELL: Includes artist members of The Brush Art Gallery & Studios and the New England Sculptors Association.  This free exhibition runs through 12/23, with a reception on 1210, from 2-4pm.  Refreshments will be served. The gallery, located behind the National Park Visitor Center in Downtown Lowell at 256 Market Street, is handicap accessible and validated parking is available at the HCID Parking Garage, located off Dutton Steet. For more information, please call (978) 459-7819 or visit www.thebrush.org.

Virtual Nutcrackers-a Colorful History

When: Dec. 1, 11:00AM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library via Zoom

Description

WESTFORD: Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.You may never have given those funny painted statues much thought but the history of nutcrackers involves the development of tools from the Stone Age to the Industrial Age. Their story encompasses the political changes of Communist-era Germany, a Russian ballet and American G.I.s. These are all elements in the history of the charming, colorful creations we enjoy today. This look at nutcrackers will include a nod to other traditional Christmas decorations such as pyramids and ‘smokers’ that have developed along with them. This program will be led by art historian Mary Woodward, who serves as a guide at several Historic New England properties. She previously served as Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum. Register here. www.westfordlibrary.org

Laugh For Your Health with Susan Phillips

When: Dec. 1, 11:00AM
Where: Acton Senior Center via Zoom

Description

ACTON: Thursdays. Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Time to shed some stress and get refreshed! Group meets weekly via Zoom and the focus is on cultivating joy, ease, and warm connection—through contagious group laughter exercises, with short breaks of soothing belly breaths. Each class ends with guided relaxation. This practice is called Laughter Yoga, but there are no mats or yoga poses. Health benefits include increased energy and alertness, mood elevation, stress relief, positive connections with others, and an immune system boost. If you are a new participant, email the COA at seniorcenter@actonma.gov to receive the Zoom link, which is recurring, or you can view the link in the News section at www.actoncoa.com.

Senior Property Tax Primer

When: Dec. 1, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Acton seniors only. Join staff from the town of Acton Assessor’s Office for an update on how property taxes have been affected by increasing home values. They will also share information on numerous ways homeowners might qualify for property tax relief if you are: over 70, a veteran with a disability, over 65 with income and assets that are low-to-moderate, or are suffering financial hardship in general. If you are unable to attend and want to learn more, visit the Acton town website, www.actonma.gov, and click on “Government” and select “Assessors,” or contact the Assessor’s Office at (978) 929-6621.

Family Craft Night All Ages

When: Dec. 1, 6:00PM
Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

Description

LUNENBURG: After the Tree Lighting Ceremony
After the Town Holiday Tree lighting, plan to stop by the library for hot cocoa and to make a beautiful ornament!  We will have all supplies needed to make another glass ball ornament to add to  your annual library collection! www.lunenburglibrary.org

Wine Tasting

When: Dec. 1, 6:30PM
Where: Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: 'Tis the season for sparkling wine! Nothing says ‘celebration’ like bubbles! This evening, we will dive into all the different styles of sparkling wine including Prosecco, Cava, and, of course, Champagne.  Enjoy Kobal ‘Batja’ Pet-Nat 2020 Podravje, Slovenia $25; Col Vetoraz Valdobbiadene Brut 2019 Italy $25; Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2019 France $20; Pol Roger Brut NV Champagne France $64; Naveran Cava 2019 Spain $21; & Doña Laura Demi-Sec NV Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil $16. $35/person. Info: (978) 496-1707. Register at www.roudenbush.org.

Singularity Concert Series

When: Dec. 1, 7:00PM
Where: Sanctuary, 82 Main Street

Description

MAYNARD: Possum Hall Music and Fugitive Productions are co-hosting . Each concert is quite unique, with a line-up of cutting-edge musical performers and creators. No songs, no sheet music — music being made purely “in the moment” and showcasing the power and creativity of live improvisational performance. Featured musicians are Jerome Deupree, Burcu Gulec, Todd Brunel, Carl Nickerson, Todd Roach, Mac Ritchey, Duncan Watt and Sumner Thompson. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Doors open at 7pm. There is a Full bar and you can order dinner in one of Maynard’s many fine restaurants and bring it with you. www.eventbrite.com/e/singularity-music-improvisation-series-tickets-456159233547

Quinn Middle School Presents Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit

When: Dec. 1, 7:00PM
Where: Quinn Middle School, 201 Manning Street

Description

HUDSON: In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. Quinn drama students will present their stories in this witty and imaginative play! Shows are scheduled for December 1 & 2 at 7pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.

"Crazy for You" Youth Edition (Musical)

When: Dec. 1, 7:00PM
Where: Blanchard Theatre Arts, Blanchard Middle School

Description

WESTFORD: Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin; Book by Ken Ludwig. Co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent & inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theatre owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can't Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,”  “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Performances: 12/1 & 2 at 7pm; 12/3 at 2pm. Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/69035. Online sales $12/ticket before each performance. Sales close 3 hours prior to each performance. $15/ticket at the door sold 45 minutes prior to each performance.

OLIVER, Jr!

When: Dec. 1, 7:00PM
Where: R.J. Grey Junior H.S., 16 Charter Rd.

Description

ACTON/BOXBOROUGH: RJ Grey Junior High students in grades 7 & 8 will be performing Oliver, Jr in The Dragonfly Theater. Tickets: $15; $10 students (18 and under).

Making Memories Photography/Writing Group

When: Dec. 2, 10:00AM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Fridays thu December 16. Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Join Tracy Wood, a certified Older Adult Peer Specialist, for this group that utilizes a technique called PhotoVoice which involves taking a digital picture and combining with a narrative to produce an artwork. This group started in October and is meeting for eight weeks, talking about our lives and the resulting memories. Bring a charged smart phone or digital camera each week. Join us and make some new memories! Group is facilitated by Tracy Woods, a certified Older Adult Peer Specialist. Making Memories is a joint venture between the Acton Council on Aging and the Lawrence Recovery Learning Community. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa

Annual Holiday Faire and Festival

When: Dec. 2, 1:00PM
Where: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 242 Boston Road (Rt. 4)

Description

CHELMSFORD: The fair offers a celebration of holiday cheer with delicious homemade food, beautiful wreaths and other greenery, crafts, jewelry, a silent auction, and much more. A children’s area will provide a fun and safe place for kids to make their own crafts and decorate cookies while the grown-ups shop.For more information about the fair, contact the church office at (978) 256-9400 or aldersgatechelmsford@verizon.net or visit www.aldersgatechelmsford.com or www.facebook.com/aldersgateumc.chelms. Hours are Friday, 1-8pm, and Saturday, 10am-2pm. Bidding for the silent auction ends at noon on Saturday.

YA Writers' Club: NaNoWriMo!

When: Dec. 2, 3:00PM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: Participate in National Novel Writing Month. Meet up to write, share ideas, and encourage fellow writers. Jess will set up a virtual "classroom" on the NaNoWriMo website to keep track our our progress and stay in touch in between meetings! Register here. If you have any questions please e-mail jdyment@westfordma.gov

Snap Circuits

When: Dec. 2, 3:30PM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: For kids in grades 3-5. Different types of snap circuit kits to work with: RC cars, light, 3D illumination, motion, arcade, and green energy. Also starter kits for anyone new to snap circuits. Register here.

Artists' Holiday Shop

When: Dec. 2, 4:00PM
Where: ArtSpace Maynard, 63 Nason Street

Description

MAYNARD: ArtSpace Maynard welcomes you to their Art Gallery and Gift Shop. They’ll be featuring a wide variety of original creative art including paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs, jewelry, and textiles from 20 ArtSpace studio artists! The Shop will be open on Fridays (4pm-8pm), Saturdays (10am-5pm), and Sundays (12pm-4pm) beginning December 2 and continuing through December 18. The storefront gallery space is conveniently located in Downtown Maynard across from Veteran’s Park. There will also be an opening reception on December 3 from 6–8:30pm at the Artists’ Holiday Shop! This special event will coincide with Maynard’s Holiday Sip & Stroll, hosted by the Maynard Business Alliance. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments as you shop, for one night only! 

Small Works &amp; Holiday Marketplace

When: Dec. 2, 6:00PM
Where: Princeton Senior & Community Center, 206 Worcester RoadConcord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

Description

PRINCETON: There's something for everyone! Browse, shop and enjoy hundreds of fine art and artisan-made, affordable holiday gift items made by members of the Princeton Arts Society. Wonderful small wall art in many media available, and tables will overflow with jewelry, cards, prints, ornaments, fabric items, original books, bags, ceramics, woodworking, and much, much more.  Your holiday shopping will be made all the more meaningful by supporting our local artists. Fridays, December 2 & 9: 6-8pm; Saturdays & Sundays, December 3 & 4, 10 & 11 10am-4pm. The Princeton Arts Society is a nonprofit organization promoting the arts in Central Massachusetts through programs, events & shows. Info: (508) 736-4175.

CHS Holiday Open House

When: Dec. 2, 6:30PM
Where: Barrett-Byam Homestead, 40 Byam Road

Description

CHELMSFORD: All are welcome to tour the homestead and enjoy holiday decorations provided by the Open Gate Garden Club and traditional holiday carols by 2 Cat Duo.  Light refreshments will be served.  Come enjoy our roaring fireplace for the first time since 2019! Info:  http://chelmhist.org.

Littleton Middle School Drama Presents "Willy Wonka"

When: Dec. 2, 7:00PM
Where: Littleton High School Auditorium, 56 King Street

Description

LITTLETON: The musical based on the novel Charlie and the Choclate Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Performances will be December 2 & 3 at 7pm, and December 4 at 1pm.  Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for students, available at the door with cash or check, or online at www.littletonmiddleschooldrama.com.  Online ticket sales end Nov. 30.

Concord Orchestra: “Pictures Within”

When: Dec. 2, 8:00PM
Where: Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street

Description

CONCORD: The orchestra, directed by Alyssa Wang, performs Gioachino Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri Overture, Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Robert Honstein’s Rise, and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. A pre-concert talk by the conductor is scheduled for Saturday at 7:15pm. Tickets for adults and seniors are $25. Admission for youth under 18 is free. Masks are required in the concert hall. Full immunization against COVID is strongly recommended, but proof of vaccination will not be required for attendance. For tickets and information, call (978) 369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com.

Maynard Business Alliance’s Memorial Park Lighting and Holiday Sip &amp; Stroll 

When: Dec. 3, 5:45AM
Where: Memorial Park

Description

MAYNARD: Join the Lighting of Memorial Park with State Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Representative Kate Hogan and Select Board Chairman Jeff Swanberg.  Pick up a cup of hot chocolate or hot cider at Theatre Creamery on your way to Memorial Park to enjoy holiday caroling led by Interlude Music beginning at 5:45pm, countdown to lighting up the park with Rep. Kate Hogan, and welcoming Santa as he joins the celebration on a Maynard Fire Truck. Spend the evening walking through downtown Maynard and taking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Many downtown businesses will be open and there will be live music, light refreshments, shopping specials and more. The Maynard High School Jazz Band will be performing at Sanctuary, Maynard Police will be accepting donations for Toys for Tots, and there will be a gift wrapping service to benefit Relay for Life. Write a letter to the North Pole at Miss Tricia’s Dance Studio and visit with Santa at Edward Jones Investments. We can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season with you!  Visit the Maynard Business Alliance online at www.maynardbusinessalliance.org
or follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/maynardbusinessalliance  for details.

44th  Annual Marlborough Garden Club Holiday Boutique

When: Dec. 3, 8:30AM
Where: Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union Street

Description

MARLBOROUGH: Join the Marlborough Garden Club for holiday decorating for your home as well as their specialty gift table. Obtain your fresh winter greens, holiday décor, wreaths, swags and tabletop creations.  All items are hand-crafted by the members the week before the event and will last through the holiday season. The Holiday Boutique is a fantastic way to contribute to the Marlborough community and bring some beauty and joy into your home for the holidays. To learn more about membership or to receive the club’s customer newsletter about meetings, special events, the annual Plant Sale and Pear Tree Boutique, email the club at gardenclub01752@gmail.com, visit www.Marlboroughgardenclub.org or find them on Facebook.

16th Annual Greens Sale

When: Dec. 3, 9:00AM
Where: Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Road

Description

GROTON: Sponsored by the Groton Woman’s Club. (Snow Date - December 4). Select from the beautifully decorated Holiday Wreaths * Boxwood Trees * Centerpieces* Swags * Kissing Balls *a Quilt Raffle * Ornaments * and delicious
Holiday Cookies. Proceeds from this sale go toward scholarships for students at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Nashoba Valley Technical High School and Francis W. Parker Charter School and other charitable organizations.

Annual Christmas Country Fair

When: Dec. 3, 9:00AM
Where: First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 34 Felton Street

Description

HUDSON: All are invited to downstairs in Lamson Hall to explore a silent auction, themed gift baskets, the country store, baked goods and tasty treats, bling, crafts & more. SANTA CLAUS HIMSELF will be there. Everyone is invited to get into the holiday spirit, so tell your friends and neighbors. More information is available at (978) 562-2932 or at www.hudsonfumc@gmail.com.

Ascension Parish Christmas Fair

When: Dec. 3, 9:00AM
Where: St. Bridget's Church, One Percival Street

Description

MAYNARD: In the school hall. There will be 50/50 raffles, a Christmas table, basket raffles, a jewelry table, home goods table, silent auction, a delicious bake goods table, kid's game and a miscellaneous items room. Drinks and snacks will also be available for you to purchase and enjoy. Please mark your calendar with this festive event.  

Annual Holiday Craft Fair

When: Dec. 3, 9:00AM
Where: W. Chelmsford United Methodist Church, 242 Main Street

Description

NORTH CHELMSFORD: Stress-free and fun shopping. See professional crafters and vendors for unique, one of a kind gifts - tote bags, handmade wood pieces including charcuterie boards, fused glass giftables, resin art, holiday gnomes, pet toys, handmade jewelry, wine stoppers, a thumb print art station (for kids and young at heart!) and so much more! Delicious treats, yankee swap finds and bargains at the White Elephant Table! Enjoy a delicious hot coffee, homemade pastry or a hot homemade lunch. All proceeds benefit church special projects and community missions. For more information, call the Church Office at (978) 251-4834.

12th Annual Holiday House Tour

When: Dec. 3, 9:00AM
Where: Concord Museum

Description

CONCORD: Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season at six festively-decorated Concord homes! The 2022 tour, themed “Concord Through the Ages”, will showcase six remarkable Concord homes from the 17th century to the 21st century. Visit quintessential colonial era New England homes of the early and pre-Revolutionary period. Delight in a lovely Victorian home with a large covered front porch. Walk through homes with ultra modern design that invite nature and light into the interior spaces. And relish the private setting of a stunning contemporary waterfront estate. Tickets may be purchased online at www.concordmuseum.org, at the Museum, or by phone through December 3. Early Bird discounted tickets are available through November 24: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members. Regular tickets (from November 25-December 3) are $45 Members, $55 Non-Members. Pick up your ticket, map and information booklet at the Concord Museum on the morning of the tour. Note that no photography is allowed within the decorated homes.

Breakfast with Santa! 

When: Dec. 3, 9:00AM
Where: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 89 Arlington Street

Description

ACTON: All are welcome to an all-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa, and photos too!  Tickets are $15 per person; $50 for a family of 4 or more. Children under 2 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/453535796777 or at the door.  Crafts, games, and caroling!

SFCOA Second Chance Holiday Decoration Sale 2022

When: Dec. 3, 9:00AM
Where: Pompositticut Community Center, 509 Great Road

Description

STOW: Stow Friends of the Council on Aging (SFCOA) invite families and friends of all ages for a fun event to get in the holiday spirit. Browse a cheerful assortment of gently used/new holiday ornaments, decorations and gifts. The unmarked items are $1 with a few items priced higher due to uniqueness. But that’s not all! There will be FREE face painting (from 10am-12pm), FREE goodies such as cider, coffee, tea, hot cocoa and homemade cookies. Santa promises to drop by for a jolly visit to Ho-Ho-Ho and enjoy a cookie or two ( from 10-11am). Please bring your own bags with handles. Info: https://stowfriendsofthecoa.com/second-chance-holiday-decoration-sale-2/

Festival of Sharing

When: Dec. 3, 10:00AM
Where: St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 435 Central Street

Description

ACTON: Find hundreds of fair-trade unique and thoughtful Christmas gifts. Support local and international charitable organizations focused on social justice and ending human suffering. Enjoy beautiful live music, our amazing cookie walk and more! Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas - To love one another. Visit http://saint-matthews.org/fos for more information and a list of the organizations. Free and easy parking. Mask required. Open to the public. All are welcome.

Trinity Chapel Christmas Fair

When: Dec. 3, 10:00AM
Where: Center Town Hall

Description

SHIRLEY: Trinity Chapel Christmas Fair

Gingerbread Village &amp; Marketplace 2022

When: Dec. 3, 1:00PM
Where: 10 Billerica Road, Chelmsford

Description

CHELMSFORD: All Saints’ Episcopal Church present in support of St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen, Lowell. Fairytale Magic – Come and Visit the Village!   So many houses to see! Wander through a world of fairytale stories made from gingerbread, candy and so Much More! Make a donation to St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen! Grab a delicious snack or dinner from the café! Shop homemade holiday gifts! Enter the raffle! 100% of the gingerbread display donations go to  St. Paul’s.

See Boxborough’s Treasures

When: Dec. 3, 2:00PM
Where: Boxborough Museum, 575 Middle Road

Description

BOXBOROUGH: The Museum at 575 Middle Road will be open for viewers to see Boxborough’s historic treasures including the 1850’s scale which is sensitive enough to weigh a penny and strong enough to calibrate a 50 pound weight, the “new” hearse built in 1881, and the “old” hearse (come and see how old is old).  Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information or if anyone wishes to arrange a private tour for a small group at a different time please call John Fallon at (978) 264-0069.

Holiday Artisans Fair

When: Dec. 3, 3:00PM
Where: First Parish of Bedford, 75 Great Road

Description

BEDFORD: Handcrafted and unique products and art by area artisans. Sponsored by Bedford Cultural District and Gallery Committee. For more info, contact Jeffrey King at jmking@bedfordma.gov.
 

Boxborough Tree Lighting

When: Dec. 3, 4:30PM
Where: Top of Middle & Hill Road

Description

BOXBOROUGH: Free hot cocoa is being provided by Dunkin Donuts and free cookies are being provided by the Boxborough Regency.  The Boxborough Museum will be open for free tours from 2-5pm that day as well.  Santa will be stopping by on a fire truck to say hello, too!

Northborough Annual Tree Lighting

When: Dec. 3, 4:30PM
Where: Blake and Main Streets

Description

NORTHBOROUGH: This year's celebration will include the lighting of the tree, an acknowledgment of the town Menorah (which will be lit during Hanukkah) and a performance by the Northborough 5th Grade Unified Chorus. During the event, hot cocoa, cookies, pizza and candy canes will be passed out while supplies last. This annual lighting of the tree began in 1968 in honor of the memory of Neil Ellsworth, an Army private first class, who was killed in Vietnam in 1967 at the age of 19. He will be honored during the event. There will also be a toy collection for Toys for Tots and a food collection for the Northborough Food Pantry taking place. For more information, visit www.northborough cac.weebly.com or Facebook @nobocac. 
 

December Dance Party!

When: Dec. 3, 7:00PM
Where: South Acton Church, 35 School Street

Description

ACTON: Break out your dancing shoes and join your friends and neighbors for a dance party and karaoke night to benefit Housing and Climate Justice for Acton (HCJA).  HCJA is an Acton-based not-for-profit organization that empowers renters and condo residents to create better living conditions and build climate solutions.  The DJ will spin out tunes, and there will be snacks, drinks, desserts offered. There will also be a raffle for gift baskets and other prizes. Wheelchair accessible, parking available. All welcome! Buy tickets now at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/decemberdanceparty.  $20 per person ($10 for moderate income folks). 

The Littleton Holiday Bazaar

When: Dec. 4, 9:00AM
Where: Littleton Middle School, 55 Russell Street

Description

LITTLETON: Hosted by Littleton Rotary Club in the gym. This is a fun and exciting way to kick off the holiday season, find some great stocking stuffers, meet old friends, enter some raffles and get into the holiday spirit! Arrive early, enjoy lunch with friends or family and stick around for the raffles! The Littleton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 7:15am in the dining room at 1 Monarch Drive, off Taylor Street. If you would like to be a guest and learn more about Rotary, please contact Club President Lehel Reeves at lehel.reeves@mac.com or call (978) 430-3305.

The 56th Annual Maynard Holiday Parade

When: Dec. 4, 1:45PM
Where: Downtown Maynard

Description

MAYNARD: Look up to see Santa waving at the crowd from a helicopter! Then, the parade kicks off at 2pm with food collection trucks leading the way. Each parade attendee is asked to bring one or more canned food items to donate to our local food pantries. The parade will also feature special guests of honor, local businesses, organizations, musical groups, and entertainers. WAVM, the Maynard High School radio/tv station, will be emceeing the event live from Sanctuary at 82 Main Street. For more parade details, visit www.Maynardholidayparade.com.

NACC 51st Annual Christmas Concert

When: Dec. 4, 2:00PM
Where: Algonquin Regional H.S. Auditorium

Description

NORTHBOROUGH: The Northborough Area Community Chorus will be performing a variety of Christmas music, sure to put some joy in your step and start the holiday season off right!Special guest appearances by the Saint Mary's Children's Choir of Shrewsbury and good 'ol Saint Nick from the North Pole! Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door For more information please visit www.nacc.net, @northboroughareacommunitychorus on Facebook, or email nacc.sings@gmail.com.  You can also call Marie Spence, Chorus President at (571) 331-0214.

Breath of Heaven Annual Christmas Concert

When: Dec. 4, 3:00PM
Where: Central Congregational Church, UCC of Chelmsford, 1 Worthen Street

Description

CHELMSFORD: During all the commotion of Christmas preparations take an afternoon to hear the annual Christmas concert presented by Central Congregational Church, UCC. The Chancel choir and Bell Choir will perform music by early composers such as Vivaldi and Praetorius to contemporary composers. In addition, music director Tudor
Bota, piano; Tudor Dornescu, violin; and Kett Lee, cello will perform several piano trios. A freewill offering will be received, and a reception follows the concert. Info: (978) 256-5931 or (571) 331-0214.

The Littleton Tree Lighting on the Common

When: Dec. 4, 4:15PM
Where: Littleton Town Common

Description

LITTLETON: Everyone is invited. Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Littleton, MA and the Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments. Members of the Littleton High School Band will warm up the crowd with holiday songs and then Members of The Nashoba Valley Chorale will lead young and old in a sing along. The Littleton Rotary Club will provide complementary hot cider and donuts to all attendees along with stuffed toys for kids who can answer holiday trivia questions. The Rotary Club will also provide ornaments that can be personalized and hung on the beautiful spruce tree in the center of the common. Santa will arrive on Littleton Fire Department’s Ladder One at 5:15pm, and will throw the giant switch to illuminate the thousands of lights on the many trees on the common. He’ll then meet with all of the children before returning to the North Pole to get ready for his Christmas Eve travels. For more information, contact Club President Roger Hartley at rhartley48@gmail.com or call (978) 490-4273.

Hanukkah Story Lantern Walk

When: Dec. 4, 4:30PM
Where: Sunny Meadow Farm, 168 Robin Hill Road

Description

CHELMSFORD: Families can come at any time between 4:30-7pm. Children can make their own lanterns and then families can walk through the story walk at their own pace surrounded by twinkling lights! There will be a hot chocolate station and treats as well. This event is FREE and open to all. Register at lappinfoundation.org.

Acton Center ‘Bugles’ Memorial Service 

When: Dec. 4, 5:00PM
Where: Acton Center Fire Station

Description

ACTON: This is a short memorial (15-20 min) to those that served and paid the ultimate price for their service to our country defending freedom.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts Hosts 3rd Annual Author Event

When: Dec. 4, 6:00PM
Where: First Parish of Bolton, 673 Main Street

Description

Preschool STEM Story Time

When: Dec. 5, 10:30AM
Where: Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way

Description

SHIRLEY: For ages 3-5. www.shirleylibrary.org

Monday Movie Matinee: To Sir, With Love

When: Dec. 5, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: (1967) Sidney Poitier stars as an idealistic man who, while waiting for his dream job, teaches undisciplined high school students from London’s East End. Also stars Judy Geeson and singer Lulu. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa
 

Twisted Threads Knit &amp; Crochet Circle

When: Dec. 5, 1:30PM
Where: Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way

Description

SHIRLEY: For adults. Bring your latest project and socialize with other crafters. www.shirleylibrary.org.

Stow Police Department Opioid Awareness Panel &amp; Free Narcan Training

When: Dec. 6, 6:30AM
Where: Pompositticut Community Center, 509 Great Road

Description

STOW: An Opioid Awareness Panel featuring Chief Sallese; Jackie Morris, executive director of Alyssa's Place, a peer recovery and resource center; and Billy Parks, a recovery coach from Advocates, will discuss the opioid epidemic. There were six fatal drug overdoses in Stow between 2016 and 2021. There were 300 overdose deaths in Middlesex County in 2020, and 360 in 2021. There have been 3,140 overdose deaths in the county since 2010, according to data from Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Medical professionals will be on hand to provide free Narcan training to interested community members and to speak about the importance of the overdose-reversing drug. Narcan, an opioid antagonist, can quickly reverse the effects of a potentially fatal painkiller or heroin overdose by binding to opioid receptors and reversing or blocking the effects of other opioids, quickly restoring normal breathing. Narcan is not dangerous if administered to a person who is not overdosing and it has no potential for abuse. This event is open to the public, and residents of other communities are welcome.

Members’ Winter Art Show

When: Dec. 6, 9:00AM
Where: Chelmsford Adams Library

Description

CHELMSFORD: The Chelmsford Art Society present its exciting free annual show. Artwork including photography, sculpture, paintings, mixed media, digital art, stained glass and beyond, will be displayed for the public to enjoy this winter season. Artwork submissions are limited to 2 artworks, been completed in the last 4 years, framed and wired for hanging. All entries must be registered by Wednesday, November 30 at 11pm, using the online form found at chelmsfordartsociety.com. Drop off for members will be at the Adam’s Library from 5-8 on December 5. New artists are welcome and should check our website for details on membership.

100 Books Bucket List” Book Club

When: Dec. 6, 11:00AM
Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

Description

LUNENBURG: A new morning book club for adults at the Library! The inspiration for this book club is a "100 Books Bucket List" scratch-off poster. Use the poster to choose the next title every month. Titles range from epic classics, to short stories, and modern masterpieces both fiction and nonfiction.  Challenge yourself with some books you may have never thought to read before, or revisit an old favorite to discuss with our group. For December, square #48: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. No registration is required, and participation can vary month-to-month. www.lunenburglibrary.org

Historical Portrayal: Prof. Daniel De Houne Gilded Age Rope Walker

When: Dec. 6, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Professor Daniel De Houne, the only one-legged tightrope walker in the world, commemorates the 160th anniversary of his loss of leg at the Battle of Middleburg. He recalls his fearless fighting in the “Lost Cause” and his efforts that helped bring an end to America’s “Peculiar Institution.” He thrills with tales of aerial derring-do at hundreds of locations across America in the 1860s, 70s, and 80s. Over 65 years ago, the Dallas Morning News called the rope walker’s story “almost incredible-sounding”, but it’s all true! Discussion to follow. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa

Beginner Card Making

When: Dec. 6, 2:30PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: B07. Free, all supplies included. Make a card using designer series paper scraps. Max 4 per class. Call (978) 251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov register.

Watercolor Class

When: Dec. 6, 3:30PM
Where: Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way

Description

SHIRLEY: For 6th–8th Graders.  Registration required, call (978) 425-2620. www.shirleylibrary.org.

Drop-In Teen Craft: Paper Snowflakes

When: Dec. 6, 3:30PM
Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

Description

LUNENBURG: Drop by the Teen Room to make 3D paper snowflakes! Take home kits will also be available the week of December 5 whilesupplies last. Open to tweens & teens in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18). No registration needed. www.lunenburglibrary.org.

Winter Wreaths Craft for Teens &amp; Adults

When: Dec. 6, 5:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Drop in during this craft event to create a beautiful winter wreath from old book pages. Open to ages 12-99. Pre-registration required. www.littletonlibrary.org

Adult Nonfiction Book Club

When: Dec. 6, 7:00PM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: Visit the Meeting Room to discuss Codebreaker by Walter Isaacson. This will also be the Title Picking party for 2023. Copies are available at Main Desk or download a copy from Overdrive . Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details! www.westfordlibrary.org

Joy Bible Study: A Festival of Lessons &amp; Carols

When: Dec. 7, 9:30AM
Where: Faith Evangelical Free Church, 54 Hosmer Street

Description

ACTON: Join for a special presentation of scripture and Christmas carols, and a festive luncheon buffet. Joy Bible Study is a traditional, non-denominational Bible study, part of the greater Acton community for over 40 years.  This year they are studying the Gospel of Mark and new members may join at any time. For more information, please visit www.joybiblestudy.com.
 

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale

When: Dec. 7, 10:00AM
Where: Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street

Description

WESTFORD: The Friends of the Cameron are sponsoring a fun filled event to  support the Cameron Senior Center. Talented crafts people and vendors will be displaying their unique gifting ideas, along with eye catching jewelry and holiday items. Sip your coffee, try a delicious baked good, and purchase easy holiday gift cards. All proceeds go to the Friends organization- a 501c(3) non-profit volunteer organization which supports programs and activities for seniors.

Mother Goose on the Loose

When: Dec. 7, 10:30AM
Where: Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way

Description

SHIRLEY: For babies to age 3. www.shirleylibrary.org

Littles and Letters Story Time

When: Dec. 7, 11:00AM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Study a letter per week. This week - the letter "K." Sign up online for a space in this fun story time with a craft. For ages 4 and up.  www.littletonlibrary.org

The Gold Tones

When: Dec. 7, 12:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: The Gold Tones are back this holiday season to get you in a dancing mood by playing holiday favorites. Info: (978) 251-0533; ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

First Connections New Mothers Group

When: Dec. 7, 1:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Anyone who identifies as a mother with a pre-crawling baby is welcome to attend this group facilitated by Early Childhood Educator, Lactation Counselor, Infant Massage Teacher and Pediatric Sleep Consultant Mary Beilman. This open discussion group is a forum for you to share experiences and resources, connect with other new mothers, learn about your baby's development, and seek guidance about any concerns you might have. Email mbeilman@jri.org to RSVP​.  www.littletonlibrary.org

Book Discussion Group via Zoom

When: Dec. 7, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center via Zoom

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors/free. The group is reading “Circe” by Madeline Miller for the December 7th Zoom meeting. Copies of the book are on hold for the group at Acton Memorial Library. You may also check availability at Citizen’s Library (978-929-6654). If you would like to read ahead, The book for January 4th is "An Illuminated Life" by Heidi Adrizzone.  Ann Kulsick facilitates the virtual gatherings. If you are new to the virtual book group, register by emailing seniorcenter@actonma.gov. You will be sent the Zoom link which is also posted in “News” at www.actoncoa.com
 

Nashoba Valley Photo Club

When: Dec. 7, 6:30PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: December Print and Digital Salon. www.littletonlibrary.org

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club

When: Dec. 7, 6:30PM
Where: Hazen Memorial Library via Zoom

Description

SHIRLEY: Call (978) 425-2620 to register and get the link. www.shirleylibrary.org.

Assabet Valley Camera Club (AVCC) Meeting

When: Dec. 7, 7:00PM
Where: Assabet Valley Camera Club Online

Description

HUDSON: Special guest David Long, travel and landscape photographer. A resident of Central Massachusetts, Dave travels extensively throughout New England capturing its beauty across the seasons. Currently AVCC meetings are being held online. If you are interested in attending this program, contact AVCC at info@assabetvalleycc.com a few days prior to the meeting to request a link to the event. The club’s Zoom room opens at 7pm with a brief business meeting at 7:15pm. David’s presentation Tips for Winter Landscape Photography will begin at 7:30pm.

Stow Garden Club Meeting

When: Dec. 7, 7:00PM
Where: Stow Community Center, 509 Great Road

Description

STOW: The Stow Garden Club will meet for a Holiday "Make and Take," an enjoyable evening making a fresh holiday arrangement for your table or mantelpiece. All materials will be provided but please bring your own clippers. A $10 charge will be incurred for non-members for supplies provided. There is a limit of 20 attendees and reservations are required via email to  schoyce@verizon.net. This is a popular and entertaining way to get into the holiday spirit so reserve now to be sure to get a place for the event.

Simply Stars and Silence

When: Dec. 7, 7:00PM
Where: Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street

Description

LITTLETON: Also December 14 & 21. A candlelight service of prayer, quiet music, and times of silence. This is a soothing pause in the middle of a hectic season. Senior Pastor, the Rev. Jennifer Munroe-Nathans welcomes all. Call (978) 486-3245 for more information.

Celebrate the Season with the LWV of Westford

When: Dec. 7, 7:30PM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: Join the League of Women Voters of Westford as they celebrate the season. Gather in the Library Meeting Room to catch up with fellow LWV members, meet new friends, and learn more about what the League is up to. Light refreshments will be served. Go to http://lwv.westford.org to RSVP.

WestfordCAT Online Auction: Celebrating 15 Years Connecting Westford Residents

When: Dec. 8, 9:00AM
Where: WestfordCAT

Description

WESTFORD: This year’s event will be held from December 8-11, with a sneak peek of auction items beginning on December 4. All proceeds from this event will support youth programming. There are nearly 75 items (and the list is still growing!) to be auctioned off – something for everyone on your holiday list or even something for yourself! Visit the event website at www.westfordcat.org/auction.

Babygarten Story Time

When: Dec. 8, 10:30AM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Babygarten's primary focus is the healthy development of infants aged 0-18 months old with an emphasis on language enrichment and pre-literacy skills. This is the last class in this session. www.littletonlibrary.org

Vertigo &amp; Balance Seminar

When: Dec. 8, 10:30AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: B07. Inner ear disturbances account for 85% of dizzy disorders. Learn what can be done to diagnose and treat these disorders. Presented by Dr. Woods from South NH Vertigo and Balance Center. Please call (978) 251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov to register.

Holiday Candy Cane Craft

When: Dec. 8, 1:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: B07, free. Make some miniature candy cane reindeer to hang on your tree, to put on your wrapped gifts, or to pass out to the little ones in your family. This simple craft is free and designed for all skill levels. Max. 12. Please call (978) 251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov to register.

Holiday Tea Party

When: Dec. 8, 2:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Acton seniors only. Celebrate the season in style! Enjoy tea, mulled cider, and a plentiful array of sandwiches and sweets. The party is free for Acton seniors, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Acton Council on Aging. Registration for this event is required! Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa

Acrylic Painting for Kids

When: Dec. 8, 4:00PM
Where: Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way

Description

SHIRLEY: For grades 1–5.  Registration required, call (978) 425-2620. www.shirleylibrary.org.

Third Grade Book Club

When: Dec. 8, 4:30PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Join Miss Jennifer for a fun-filled, action-packed book club! The book for November's meeting is The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling. Have a fun discussion, play games, do a book-related craft and have a snack! Copies  of the book will be behind the circulation desk!  Just tell the librarians that you need a copy of the 3rd grade book club book. www.littletonlibrary.org

“I’m Going Home”: The Story of Elizabeth Ann Arnold Estin Moulton

When: Dec. 8, 7:00PM
Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

Description

LUNENBURG: Historical Society presents “I’m Going Home”: The Story of Elizabeth Ann Arnold Estin Moulton of Lunenburg. Hear the fascinating, though brief, history of a remarkable young woman of humble origin, who gained notoriety as a “preacher and exhorter” at a time when few women were welcomed as leaders in the Church. Elizabeth’s story will be told by Society Vice President, Eileen O’Brien.  www.lunenburglibrary.org

Library Trustees Meeting

When: Dec. 8, 7:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Library Trustees hold their monthly meeting. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend. www.littletonlibrary.org

Women’s Business Network Hosts Holiday Celebration

When: Dec. 8, 7:15PM
Where: Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road

Description

HARVARD: Guests are welcome to attend. Members and guests must email Deb Oliva at dboliva@charter.net by December 6 to RSVP and to get additional information. WBN is a local, volunteer-run networking group of women in small businesses, professional practices, non-profits and the arts who meet monthly for mutual support, education & networking. Referrals are shared, but usually out of the context of the meeting.

12th Annual Festival of Trees, Wreaths &amp; Creative Holiday Gingerbread/Gnomes Celebration

When: Dec. 9, 9:00AM
Where: Westford Regency Inn, 219 Littleton Road

Description

WESTFORD: The Westford Regency Atrium and Lobby and selected other areas will be decorated with trees, wreaths, and creative holiday and gingerbread/gnome creations. Visit www.westford.org/funfest  for details and application to be part of the Festival.

Making Memories Photography/Writing Group

When: Dec. 9, 10:00AM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Fridays thru December 16. Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Join Tracy Wood, a certified Older Adult Peer Specialist, for this group that utilizes a technique called PhotoVoice which involves taking a digital picture and combining with a narrative to produce an artwork. This group started in October and is meeting for eight weeks, talking about our lives and the resulting memories. Bring a charged smart phone or digital camera each week. Join us and make some new memories! Group is facilitated by Tracy Woods, a certified Older Adult Peer Specialist. Making Memories is a joint venture between the Acton Council on Aging and the Lawrence Recovery Learning Community. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa

Toddler Story Time

When: Dec. 9, 10:30AM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Join Miss Jennifer for an action-packed story time! Explore a different theme each week with books, songs, movement and instruments. This story time is most appropriate for children ages 18 months-3 years. Registration is required. www.littletonlibrary.org

Soup &amp; Shop

When: Dec. 9, 11:00AM
Where: Brush Art Gallery & Studios' Annual Members' Exhibition

Description

LOWELL: Enjoy a hot cup of a variety of home-made soups while you walk around and view the open studios and meet the artists. The gallery,  located behind the National Park Visitor Center in Downtown Lowell at 256 Market Street is handicap accessible and validated parking is available at the HCID Parking Garage, located off Dutton Steet. For more information, please call (978) 459-7819 or visit www.thebrush.org.

CCA Jazz Band Concert

When: Dec. 9, 7:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road

Description

CHELMSFORD: The Chelmsford Community Band’s Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Arthur Bakopolus. A program featuring vocalists Anita Wood and Brian Henderson and will play a wide variety of your Christmas favorites, old and new. Tickets are available at the door and are $20 for adults; $10 for children and seniors.  The perennial favorite, the cash bar will be open for the event. Info: www.chelmsfordcommunityband.com.

Don White Concert

When: Dec. 9, 7:00PM
Where: notloB Parlour Concerts, Fivesparks, 7 Fairbanks Street

Description

HARVARD: Since 2007, notloB has presented 200 not-for-profit folk, Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and progressive string concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. notloB's current home is space rented in the renovated 1890 Harvard library, now repurposed as Fivesparks. Presented in the house concert format, admission is by free-will offering, with 100% of the door going to the artists. Concerts are all held at Fivesparks, 7 Fairbank Street. Doors 7pm, Concerts 7:30pm. For reservations, visit http://notlobmusic.eventbrite.com (no account is required). Admission is by free-will offering, suggested cash donation adults $15-20; teens and seniors $10; children $5. 100% of patron donations go to the artists.  NOTE: Seating capacity will be reduced by 50%, windows open, fans blowing. Full vaccinations, boosters and masks requested. Please read additional Fivesparks' COVID-19 protocols for events at www.fivesparks.org.

Mixtape A Cappella

When: Dec. 9, 8:00PM
Where: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street

Description

WESTFORD: A musical journey that spans multiple artists, genres, and decades. With songs by the Beatles, Billy Joel, Amy Winehouse, Shakira, and more. www.pcawestford.org

Santa is Coming to the ReStore

When: Dec. 10, 10:00AM
Where: ReStore, 637 Lancaster Street (Route 117)

Description

LEOMINSTER: Santa is coming to the Habitat for Humanity NCM ReStore! Bring the kids in to meet Santa, join in kid’s crafts and a scavenger hunt, and purchase your holiday wreath. Take all the photos you want and enjoy a cookie while you explore the ReStoreThis event is FREE to the public but if you register before December 9th, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 ReStore Gift Card.  For more information or to sign up visit www.ncmhabitat.orgThe proceeds from the event will help with our current projects including two homes being built in Acton and Fitchburg as well at Critical Home Repairs in the 30 towns served.
 

Introduction to Italian

When: Dec. 10, 10:30AM
Where: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street

Description

CONCORD: The Concord Free Public Library is partnering with Concord Scholars Institute for Arts and Languages to host free monthly introductory language classes for children and their caregivers. Led by highly qualified, experienced, and creative native-speaking teachers, these foreign language classes focus on developing communicative skills while enhancing a cultural understanding of these languages. Geared towards elementary-aged children. No registration required.

The Concord Chorus Winter Holiday Concerts

When: Dec. 10, 2:00PM
Where: Middlesex School Memorial Chapel, 1400 Lowell Road

Description

CONCORD:  The Concord Chorus, conducted by Dr. Kevin Leong, is pleased to present its annual Winter Holiday Concerts at 2pm and 5pm. Celebrate the return of CC's holiday concerts with a heavenly selection of music and carols, including a piece by Ukrainian composer Dmytro Bortniansky and works by Palestrina, Brahms, Howells, Rutter, and Copland. The concert also features Assistant Conductor and pianist John Sullivan and organist Jonathan Wessler. Tickets are $30 (general), $25 (65+); $10 (children & students). Mask required (singers will be masked) and up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination strongly encouraged for all. To purchase tickets or more information: concordchorus.org or leave a message at (978) 254-1759.

ACC Christmas Tree Lighting &amp; Walk

When: Dec. 10, 4:15PM
Where: 12 Concord Road, Acton

Description

ACTON: The evening will begin with a walk of lights around the neighborhood at 4:15pm. Bring your own candles. Neighbors will be invited to join in and make the lighting of the tree a tradition for the whole community. This year, the church choir will lead in singing some of the carols that infuse this season with the spirit of hope, peace, joy and love. There will be hot cocoa to warm us up and a gathering of faith to kindle our hearts with the story of Christmas from the Gospel of Luke. The evening will end with the passing of the light and the singing of “Silent Night" by the Christmas Tree. Dress warmly and wear a fun scarf or hat! Please remember to maintain social distance and respect those who still wear face masks.

FREE Community Holiday Turkey Dinner with Entertainment

When: Dec. 10, 5:00PM
Where: First United Methodist Church of Hudson, 34 Felton Street

Description

WESTFORD: Enjoy a turkey meal with all the fixins while listening to our guest performer, Tony Funches, long time-lead singer for the Platters, circa 1987+, returning to sing golden hits from that era. Hudson and surrounding communities are invited to savor this delicious meal. Visit and experience warmth and fellowship. More information is available at (978) 562-2932 or
at www.hudsonfumc.org.

Free Drive-Through Living Nativity

When: Dec. 10, 5:00PM
Where: Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Road

Description

BOLTON: Enjoy the opportunity to witness the true Christmas story with neighbors, family and friends at this drive through Live Nativity.  Hundreds of people have heard the Christmas message at this event the past two years! The sheep are coming along with Daisy the donkey.

UCCB’s Annual Bluegrass Christmas Concert

When: Dec. 10, 7:00PM
Where: United Church of Christ in Boxborough, 723 Massachusetts Avenue

Description

BOXBOROUGH: Doors open at 7pm. Many people consider the annual Christmas In New England (CINE) concert in the UCCB Sanctuary to be an important part of their holiday season. Tickets $15 at the door. To learn more, visit www.christmasinnewengland.net

Low Lily &amp; Matt Flinner

When: Dec. 10, 8:00PM
Where: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street

Description

WESTFORD: This collaboration celebrates the Winter Solstice with energetic bluegrass instrumentals alongside impeccably arranged songs. Between them, the musicians play mandolins, guitars, fiddle, banjo, double bass, and sing in three and four part vocal harmonies. For details and tickets, visit www.pcawestford.org.

Chelmsford Community Concert Band

When: Dec. 11, 2:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

NORTH CHELMSFORD: A program guaranteed to fire up your holiday spirit. Led by director Eric Linsner, they will close out their 50th year of performing for Chelmsford’s community members. This year’s concert will feature a solo vocal performance by Emily Caissie, a junior from Tyngsboro H.S., and select songs performed jointly with the Carlisle Community Chorus.  The Carlisle Community Chorus is directed by Amanda Kern and is in its 12th year. Band members will also share holiday sweets, baked goods, and drinks throughout the show.  This is a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy live music together in a relaxed atmosphere. Admission is always free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support expenses like the band’s rehearsal space and sheet music purchases. Suggested donations at the door are $10 for children and seniors and $20 for others. Info:

Blue Christmas Service

When: Dec. 11, 7:00PM
Where: United Methodist Church of Westford, 10 Church Street

Description

WESTFORD: If this Christmas brings feelings of hurt, sadness, or loneliness, attend the Blue Christmas Service presented by UMCW’s Stephen Ministers. This meaningful service will include live music from our Bell Choir and Adult Choir. Please consider bringing a friend going through a difficult time. This service will offer solace to those struggling or grieving this Christmas season. All are welcome!

Dealing With Family Conflicts

When: Dec. 12, 1:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: B07. Through a grant from Mass. Council on Aging and Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Run by professionals from Vinfen Behavioral Health Agency. FREE! Please call (978) 251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov to register.

Monday Movie Matinee: Top Gun: Maverick

When: Dec. 12, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: (2022, PG-13 for language and intense action). Tom Cruise reprises his role as Maverick, who after 36 years is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa

Littleton Country Gardeners Craft

When: Dec. 12, 3:30PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Join Chris McCumber's class and create a holiday greens decoration. This is for children in grades 3-5 and is limited to 12 in a class. Registration for this event is full, however you may sign up to be placed on the waiting list. www.littletonlibrary.org

Genealogy Group        

When: Dec. 13, 1:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Whether you are new to genealogy or have been researching for years, come discuss your research, seek some advice or simply share your passion for family history with like-minded people. This month’s meeting’s show-and-tell topic is Military Records. Try to bring a document or story about a military record which helped you learn about your family history. (January: Family tree chart). Whether you are new to genealogy or have been researching for years, come discuss your research, seek some advice or simply share your passion for family history with like-minded people. Our new group facilitator is Jim Yarin, a genealogy enthusiast for over 30 years. Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa
 

Teen Advisory Board

When: Dec. 13, 2:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Open to tweens/ teens in grades 6-12. Voice want you want from your library and earn community service hours! Share your thoughts on library events, programs, books, video games, and more. Then stay and help create some decor for the YA room. www.littletonlibrary.org

Yarn Overs

When: Dec. 13, 7:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: A free knitting and crocheting group for Littleton and surrounding communities.. www.littletonlibrary.org

One-on-One with Atty. Dale Tamburro

When: Dec. 14, 9:00AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: Meet in Rm. B07. Call to make an appointment for a free consultation with Atty. Tamburro. Limited appointments are available. Call (978) 251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

Littles and Letters Story Time

When: Dec. 14, 11:00AM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: In this Story Time, study the letter "L." Sign up online for a space in this fun story time with a craft. For ages 4+. www.littletonlibrary.org

Covid-19 Bivalent Booster Clinic

When: Dec. 14, 11:00AM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Acton Pharmacy along with Acton Council on Aging and Acton Nursing Services will be offering a COVID Bivalent Booster clinic, open to Acton residents 18 years of age and over. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available. Register at https://tinyurl.com/592tteux
 

The Upbeats

When: Dec. 14, 12:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: Westford’s band The Upbeats will be performing some holiday songs to get you moving. Info: (978) 251-0533; ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

Rest You Merry: Songs for the Holiday Season with Ben &amp; Brad

When: Dec. 14, 2:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors for $5. Spend a nostalgic and fun afternoon with Ben Sears and Brad Conner as they perform some seasonal favorites and a few surprises including "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "Marshmallow World," "Silver Bells," and of course, "White Christmas." Info: (978) 929-6652; seniorcenter@actonma.gov; www.actoncoa.com; www.facebook.com/actoncoa

Teen Anime Club

When: Dec. 14, 4:00PM
Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

Description

LUNENBURG: Anime Club is an opportunity for teens to socialize with their friends (and make some new ones!) after school while enjoying Japanese anime and manga. We will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month and will watch one full length film or a couple of individual episodes from a variety of anime titles on Crunchyroll. Some shows will have English subtitles, others will be dubbed into English. This club is open to teens ages 14-18 (grades 9-12). Teens can draw fanart and eat awesome snacks provided by the library (bring your own beverage) while watching! Content shown will be rated PG or PG-13/TV14 (or the equivalent in the case of international ratings). Please sign up ahead of time at lunenburglibrary.org, or by emailing Susan at  selbag@cwmars.org.

P.J. Story Time

When: Dec. 14, 7:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Mrs. Sill will read some great stories! Come in your PJs or bring a lovey with you for a snuggly time! www.littletonlibrary.org

Mystery Reading Group

When: Dec. 14, 7:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: The December book is Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark. www.littletonlibrary.org

Simply Stars and Silence

When: Dec. 14, 7:00PM
Where: Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street

Description

LITTLETON: Also December 21. A candlelight service of prayer, quiet music, and times of silence. This is a soothing pause in the middle of a hectic season. Senior Pastor, the Rev. Jennifer Munroe-Nathans welcomes all. Call (978) 486-3245 for more information.

Holiday Sing Along with Steve Blunt

When: Dec. 15, 10:30AM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: Celebrate the season with musician Steve Blunt – ring jingle bells, dance, sing and cover as many December holidays as possible. Registration. This program is for all ages.

Bell Choir from Aldersgate UMC

When: Dec. 15, 10:45AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: Enjoy the sound of bells during this holiday performance! Info: (978) 251-0533; ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

Grief Around The Holidays

When: Dec. 15, 1:00PM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: B07. Through a grant from Mass. Council on Aging and Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Run by  professionals from Vinfen Behavioral Health Agency. FREE! Please call (978) 251-0533 or email ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov

Beeyonder Virtual Hanukkah Tour—In the Footsteps of the Maccabees

When: Dec. 15, 2:00PM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors for in-person viewing only/free. Thru a partnership with Beeyonder, a platform for live interactive virtual travel experiences with qualified local guides in locations around the world! In this presentation-style program, tour guide Itamar Ben-David will discuss in real-time the story of the Maccabees. Who are they? Where are they from? Why were they fighting the Greeks? What ultimately happened to their dynasty? Visit Modi'in, Maresha, Mitzpah (known as the Tomb of Prophet Samuel), the City of David in Jerusalem, and much more! You may participate via Zoom from home or from the Senior Center with a group watching on a large screen television. The number of “screens” is limited, so watching from the Senior Center is encouraged. Please register with the COA at seniorcenter@actonma.gov or (978) 929-6652 and indicate if viewing from home or at the Senior Center.

EMCATOS Holiday Party

When: Dec. 15, 2:30PM
Where: Shanklin Music Hall

Description

GROTON: The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (EMCATOS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1956, ATOS Charter Number One. This is a buffet dinner with full concert featuring Tedde Gibson. Limited seats available. The cost is $40 per person, all inclusive. If you wish to attend, please contact Linda or Jim Duncan via email at Lindakduncan@msn.com or Jamesfduncan@msn.com no later than 5pm on 12/2. Linda or Jim will contact you for confirmation.

Read to Jubilee

When: Dec. 15, 4:00PM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Young readers gain confidence by reading aloud to a non-judgmental, friendly dog! Jubilee is a certified therapy dog and a great listener! She and her owner, Pat, will be here in the Children's Room to listen to readers! So, bring your book or pick up one here in the library and visit with Jubilee! www.littletonlibrary.org

Historical Swordsmanship Talk with Dan Burns

When: Dec. 15, 6:30PM
Where: Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Mass. Ave.

Description

LUNENBURG: Join local swordsman, Dan Burns Swords, LLC who will bring a selection of real historical weapons to the library and demonstrate their use while discussing their history, form, and function. It'll be a fun night learning about the history of weapons and swordsmanship! This program is appropriate for all ages. Registration is suggested. Register online at lunenburglibrary.org, or by emailing Susan at  selbag@cwmars.org.

The Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna Tour

When: Dec. 15, 7:30PM
Where: Cary Memorial Hall

Description

LEXINGTON: The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites. Tickets and gift cards are on sale now at CaryHallLexington.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

Making Memories Photography/Writing Group

When: Dec. 16, 10:00AM
Where: Acton Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road Rear

Description

ACTON: Open to out-of-town seniors/free. Join Tracy Wood, a certified Older Adult Peer Specialist, for this group that utilizes a technique called PhotoVoice which involves taking a digital picture and combining with a narrative to produce an artwork. This group started in October and is meeting for eight weeks, talking about our lives and the resulting memories. Bring a charged smart phone or digital camera each week. Join us and make some new memories! Group is facilitated by Tracy Woods, a certified Older Adult Peer Specialist. Making Memories is a joint venture between the Acton Council on Aging and the Lawrence Recovery Learning Community. Info: (978) 929-6652;

Toddler Story Time

When: Dec. 16, 10:30AM
Where: Reuben Hoar Library, Shattuck Street

Description

LITTLETON: Join Miss Jennifer for an action-packed story time! Explore a different theme each week with books, songs, movement, and instruments. This story time is most appropriate for children ages 18 months-3 years. Registration is required. www.littletonlibrary.org

Kenny G: The Miracles Holiday &amp; Hits Tour

When: Dec. 16, 8:00PM
Where: Cary Memorial Hall

Description

LEXINGTON: The sound of Kenny G’s saxophone is as iconic as his curly coif; indeed, both are instantly recognizable. His latest release, New Standards, the title of his 19th studio album, fifth for Concord Records and first since 2015’s Brazilian Nights, could well be used to describe his four-decade body of work, a vision of jazz that helped launch both a musical genre and radio format. Tickets and gift cards are on sale now at CaryHallLexington.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites. Tickets and gift cards are on sale now at CaryHallLexington.com or by calling 1-800-657-8774.

Brunch with Santa

When: Dec. 17, 10:00AM
Where:

Description

WESTFORD: Including craft area and music by Westford Girl Scouts. Free photos with Santa will be offered (bring your own camera). For reservations, call (978) 692-8200 x520. Visit www.westford.org/funfest  for details and application to be part of the Festival.

The Annual Sugar &amp; Spice Holiday Marketplace

When: Dec. 17, 12:00PM
Where: Brush Art Gallery & Studios' Annual Members' Exhibition

Description

LOWELL: Enjoy cookies and pick up any last minute gifts you may have on your list. The gallery,  located behind the National Park Visitor Center in Downtown Lowell at 256 Market Street is handicap accessible and validated parking is available at the HCID Parking Garage, located off Dutton Steet. For more information, please call (978) 459-7819 or visit www.thebrush.org.

Concord Women's Chorus "Songs of Peace and Promise"

When: Dec. 17, 4:00PM
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street

Description

CONCORD: Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and students, $5 children ages 12 and under, available at concordwomenschorus.org and at the door. Masks are required for all attendees. Trinity Episcopal Church is fully accessible. For more information, performance details or to join Concord Women’s Chorus, email Chorus Manager Patsy Eickelberg at manager@concordwomenschorus.org, visit www.concordwomenschorus.org.

Aidan Scrimgeour Jazz Trio: Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas

When: Dec. 17, 4:30PM
Where: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street

Description

WESTFORD: A family set at 4:30pm is followed by an extended evening set at 7:30pm. This joyful PCA holiday tradition has delighted audiences of all ages for the past three years. Originally from Salem and trained at New England Conservatory, the versatile Aidan Scrimgeour performs regularly with a variety of groups in New York. His projects include Pumpkin Bread, a Boston-based acoustic band, which has been featured on "A Celtic Sojourn" on WGBH, and Lissy & the Jacks, a Brooklyn-based honky-tonk group currently working on their first album of old country classics and original songs. Advance tickets and details available online at pcawestford.org.

Maynard Community Band 33rd annual “A Christmas Pops”

When: Dec. 18, 4:00PM
Where: Sanctuary, 82 Main Street

Description

MAYNARD: MCB is the longest standing tradition in the town with continual performances since 1947. This concert has become an annual event in town and always proves to be an entertaining and memorable experience... and it’s FREE!!!!  Come early and stay for the main event as the MCB Holiday Concerts have become standing room only by downbeat time.  Doors open at 4pm.  Cash bar open.  Limited seating available. For those unable to attend or wanting to view the concert from home, it will be LIVE streamed on Facebook  https://fb.me/e/2qq0tSLcu?mibextid=RQdjqZ or Youtube https://youtu.be/fwXDkW7hb_0.

‘Blue Christmas’ Service

When: Dec. 18, 6:00PM
Where: Union Congregational Church, 218 Main Street

Description

GROTON: For all who find the holidays emotionally difficult. This special worship service will take place in the church’s sanctuary, open to all, whether you belong to this church, a different church, or no church at all. www.uccgroton.org.

McCarthy Festival Orchestra

When: Dec. 21, 10:45AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD:  Come for lunch early to enjoy holiday music from the McCarthy Festival Orchestra made up of 5th-8th
grade Chelmsford students! Info: (978) 251-0533; ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

A Celebration of Lights

When: Dec. 21, 5:00PM
Where: Rideout Park, 61 Laws Brook Road

Description

WEST CONCORD: Featuring a menorah lighting & blessings, joyous holiday music and interactive songs with Kerem Shalom Family Enrichment Specialist Nancy Kaplan, Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi Sam Pollak, and Kerem Shalom Cantor Rosalie Gerut as well as delicious latkes from Debra’s Natural Gourmet and craft goody bags for kids from bags from the Concord Recreation and Concord Free Public Library, All are invited to come and join the fun celebrating the festival of lights on the fourth night of Chanukah. See visitconcord.org or keremshalom.org for further details.

Simply Stars and Silence

When: Dec. 21, 7:00PM
Where: Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street

Description

LITTLETON: A candlelight service of prayer, quiet music, and times of silence. This is a soothing pause in the middle of a hectic season. Senior Pastor, the Rev. Jennifer Munroe-Nathans welcomes all. Call (978) 486-3245 for more information.

Holiday Lunch &amp; 12 Days of Christmas Raffle

When: Dec. 22, 11:30AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORDJoin the Center family in celebrating this holiday season! Register by December 14. Suggested donation, $5. Info: (978) 251-0533; ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

Blue Christmas

When: Dec. 22, 7:00PM
Where: Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street

Description

LITTLETON: This service is a time of facing the darkness and grief of our lives and looking for glimmers of hope together. Call (978) 486-3245 for more information.

Jim Burbine

When: Dec. 23, 11:00AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: Local musician Jim Burbine will lead everyone in a festive sing-along before lunch! Info: (978) 251-0533; ndussault@chelmsfordma.gov.

Christmas Eve Services - “O Holy Night: A Thrill of Hope!”

When: Dec. 24, 3:30PM
Where: Mt. Calvary Community Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave

Description

ACTON: Everyone in the community is invited to attend Christmas Eve services starting with service for young kids with the whole family and make memories together while singing Christmas carols and experiencing the Big Give (3:30pm). A joyful Christmas cookie reception follows. Or, join Mt. Calvary’s spectacular and festive candlelight services at 6pm and 9pm with solo instruments, Joyful Praise Choir, bells and organ.Parking is available off Prospect Street. Handicap parking is available at the Massachusetts Ave. circle drive and the Prospect St. parking lot. Overflow parking is available in the Acton Funeral Home parking lot right next door. For more information, visit www.mtcalvaryacton.org, call (978) 263-5156, or send an email to info@mtcalvaryacton.org.

Christmas Eve Services

When: Dec. 24, 5:00PM
Where: Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King Street

Description

LITTLETON: Includes a Children’s Program  at 5pm and a Candlelight service at 7pm. Senior Pastor, the Rev. Jennifer Munroe-Nathans welcomes all. Call (978) 486.3245 for more information.

Math Club

When: Dec. 28, 3:30PM
Where: J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street

Description

WESTFORD: Join YA Librarian Jess and library volunteer Patrick for a meeting of mathematical minds. Each meeting we will learn theories, solve problems, and build upon your math knowledge with fun activities and games. For Grades 6-8. Register here.

Art Talk Series: John Singer Sargent: Master with a Brush

When: Dec. 28, 7:00PM
Where: Sargent Memorial Library via Zoom

Description

BOXBOROUGH: From September to December, on the evening of every last Wednesday of the month, the Library will be hosting Jane Oneail, an educator and the founder and CEO of Culturally Curious, to do a series of art talks over Zoom. A look at the masterful 19th-century artist and his celebrated Grand Manner portraits. Registration is required. Please the Event Calendar at http://boxlib.org for more information.

Veterans Breakfast

When: Dec. 29, 8:30AM
Where: Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd.

Description

CHELMSFORD: 8:30am coffee, 9am breakfast, hall. Call (978) 251-0533 to register. Veterans are welcome to bring a guest.